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During the 168 days surveyed, there were 248 crimes on the block, which is home to just 438 people, many of them who live in single-room occupancy hotels, or SROs. Seems that the 200 block of Turk Street had more crime than any other in the city in a six month period from November 2010 and May 2011. Presumably, these are the crimes that were actually reported to the police. The Tenderloin Housing Clinic and Central City SRO released the report, blaming the block's liquor store and a decline in police patrols. Miscreants will no doubt cite the need for a good Merlot and proximity to BART. [SF Appeal, image via Bridge & Tunnel Club]